- D'oh – not enough fuel ! – F1 spoiler
ouch that’s gonna hurt a little bit, after watching the lap he put in even though he’s not my favourite driver I did feel a little sick for him, at least it’s the teams mistake/fault/error/oversight/etc and not his,
bet Pastor’s pants are a little full of wee in the morning, I wouldn’t want that lot behind me in a williams, I predict a massive error and some dukes of hazard type off roadin’ …yee haPosted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Article 6.6.2 of the technical regulations: “Competitors must ensure that a one litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the event.
“Except in cases of force majeure (accepted as such by the stewards of the meeting), if a sample of fuel is required after a practice session the car concerned must have first been driven back to the pits under its own power.”
^^ “Practise session” eh? I smell a rat…Posted 5 years agomuggomagicSubscriber
Here’s what Gary Anderson from BBC had to say about it.
“The fuel rig guy put the rig on, but he had the handle set to drain fuel. He discovered his mistake and switched it to put fuel in the car. But as a result he didn’t put as much fuel in it as he should have. You have to be able to drive back to the pit-lane and have one litre of fuel left for the FIA to test. He went across the start-finish line 20 seconds before the chequered flag but if they had sat in the garage for three or four more seconds to get more fuel in, they still would have had time to cross the line and complete another flying lap. Sometimes I don’t think McLaren think on their feet.”
Seems like a right royal balls up. I’m guessing the fuel rig guy will be keeping out of Hamilton’s way for a while.Posted 5 years agoRaindogMember
I know quite a few people at Willams so I’m pleased for them. One of them is on Facebook thanking Sam Michael, who was the technical director responsible there until his mistakes caught up with him. He left, and went to Mclaren as Sporting Director. He’s in charge, amongst other things, for their pit stops 😳Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
Dear me. Think on a bit.
Tomorrow, Hamilton is going to be angrily sat at the back of the grid when those lights change to green. He’s one of the worlds top 3 F1 racing drivers and he’s in pretty much the fastest car in the world.
How much fun is it going to be watching him claw his way to the front? He’s going to drive like a mental case. He has absolutely nothing to lose from driving like an idiot.
This is BRILLIANT!Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘D'oh – not enough fuel ! – F1 spoiler’ is closed to new replies.